Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0159
Post Date 11/16/2018
Title Librarian, Information Resource Manager
Division Office of Economic and Risk Analysis
PT/FT Full Time
City Washington
State DC

Our Mission

The PCAOB oversees the audits of public companies and SEC-registered brokers and dealers in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports.

Job Description Summary

The PCAOB has a full-time, regular position for a Librarian, Information Resource Manager at its Washington, DC headquarters in the Office of Economic and Risk Analysis (ERA). ERA is responsible for conducting the PCAOB’s economic analysis, research, risk assessments and other data management and analysis in support of the entire range of PCAOB activities, including standard-setting and oversight activities. The organization is staffed by highly experienced professionals including accountants, lawyers, economists, market analysts and others whose information requirements span a broad range of topics. The successful candidate will be responsible to maintain an array of electronic data and publication subscriptions in coordination with various offices of the PCAOB and its IT specialists. The Librarian will be asked to research, work to obtain additional resources, and support their use by PCAOB staff who is engaged in standard-setting for the auditing profession, economic and risk analysis, inspection of auditors and enforcement of the rules of the Board and relevant federal securities laws in pursuit of the PCAOB’s mission to oversee the auditors of public companies.


  • Maintain and enhance a library system comprising bulk data and online services, as well as, of traditional hard copy resources, to meet the research needs of PCAOB staff.
  • Construct and manage annual publications and third party data subscriptions budget for all PCAOB, including spending estimates for individual subscription line items, providing rationale in support of spending projections, including responsibility for tracking, analyzing and periodically reporting variances between actual spending throughout the year versus approved budget.
  • In coordination with staff economists, monitor newly released academic research on topics of relevance to organization; involves compiling and disseminating weekly list of citations/abstracts for selected peer-reviewed literature to key PCAOB staff.
  • Determine organizational information resource needs and follow due diligence guidelines to compare similar resources on basis of cost, ease of use, and suitability to organizational goals. Requires consultation with staff representing PCAOB’s various program areas to better understand and meet their needs and to inform of potentially useful resources.
  • Day-to-day user support, organizing training for staff, and managing user login assignment (obtaining/canceling staff logins).
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for various responsibilities of Librarian role.
  • Collaborate effectively with Procurement to obtain or renew any resource.
  • Research academic and trade publications, historical records relating to accounting and auditing standards, federal and other records, and relevant databases and literature as requested by PCAOB staff. 


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in library sciences or a similar role.
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in library science.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expertise in use of information technology systems.
  • Demonstrated technical competence in library research with the ability to research legal and financial sources for use by professional staff members.
  • Prior employment with a regulatory agency, law firm, or accounting firm preferred.
  • Experience with CapIQ/S&P Compustat, LexisNexis, and Audit Analytics preferred.
  • Demonstrated record of professional growth.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work as a team member in a highly collaborative environment.

Our Values

As we seek to accomplish our mission and implement our vision, we expect integrity, pursue excellence, operate with effectiveness, embrace collaboration, and demand accountability.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All PCAOB employees are entitled to equal opportunity and a professional work environment, free of discrimination and harassment. A workplace free of discrimination is fundamental to professional success and to the PCAOB's mission. The PCAOB will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.